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Durn House Summer Menu

Menu subject to change according to availability, microclimates and quality assurance  

Please inform our service staff of any dietary requirements or intolerance’s 


Red pepper & ginger soup  £6.95 

Crème fraiche swirl 


Pan Seared Scallops  £7.95 

With pork belly, Apple purée, black pudding & scallop roe crumb 

[Mo], [C], [M] 

 Chicken & ham terrine  £7.95 

Pressed terrine, Celeriac remoulade, pickled beetroot & shallots, honey mustard dressing 

[E], [Mu], [SD] 

Goats cheese fig & onion tart  £7.95 

Parmesan tart, sesame dressing, kitchen garden micro herb salad 

[G], [M],[E] 



Steak au poivre  £25.95 

Peppered beef canon, parsnip mousse, broccoli, pomme Anna, veal cognac sauce 

 [Ce], [M], [E] 

Duck  £26.50 

With celeriac purée  

With celeriac purée, shemeji mushrooms, fondant potato and five spice - jus 

 [SD], [M],[G] 

Filet of sea-bass  £25.95 

With prawn tortellini, fennel purée and white wine sauce 

[Pe], [F], [M], [G], [C], [E] 

Butternut Squash Pithivier  £18.50 

Savoy cabbage and carrot on wilted spinach with sauce soubise 

[G], [E], [M] 



Chocolate Sphere  £6.90 

Chocolate hazelnut mousse, chocolate sugar crumb, warm coffee caramel sauce 

[E], [M], [N],  


White chocolate pannacotta  £6.90 

Grenadine macerated strawberries, raspberry sorbet 


Deconstructed Apple Strudel  £6.90 

Apple mousse, Zimt gelèè and nut cream 

[E], [M], [SD], [N], [G] 

Selection of Scottish Cheeses  £11.50 

Biscuits, Grapes & Chutney 

[M], [G], [SD],  


Freshly Brewed Coffee or Tea  with Chef’s Petit Fours  £5.50 

‘’Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness’’ – Auguste Escoffier   

 [V] Vegetarian, [Ve] Vegan, [Pe] Pescatarian [Ce] Celery (and Celeriac), [C] Crustaceans, [E] Eggs, [F] Fish, [G] Gluten, [L] Lupin, [M] Milk, [Mo] Molluscs, [Mu] Mustard, [N] Nuts, [P] Peanuts, [Se] Sesame, [S] Soya, [SD] Sulphur Dioxide 


Sadly, we cannot guarantee any items on the menu are free from nuts 



From Pot to Plate...

Organic, Seasonal and Sustainable are words heard a lot lately yet that is what we have here at Durn House with our own small but developing herb, fruit,  and vegetable garden.

Our 'secret' kitchen garden is tucked away behind the granite and stone walls of Durn House where we have raised beds and borders including herbs, fruits, vegetables and salads ready to adorn our guests plates.

Our head chef Paul is in charge of proceedings and is looking to expand the range of produce over time.

So from our herb butters to our Rhubarb cake come and taste our...'Pot to Plate' surprises here at Durn House.

A  Dining Experience

We pride ourselves on offering culinary delicacies, experiences and treats.

Durn House has a reputation for ‘Fabulous Food’, and has been rated as one of the best places to eat in Portsoy, Banffshire and Aberdeenshire.


New for 2021, we have our own kitchen garden supplying Durn House grown produce which will regularly appear on our menus so truly...from pot to plate...


Our Menus are designed and prepared by our Head Chef and his team, in house, using the freshest local ingredients from the best suppliers in Aberdeenshire.

If you are celebrating an event or just looking for a great place to eat ...contact us at Durn House to sample the best in the region. 

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There is no better start to the day than enjoying breakfast at Durn House but we have decided to take the experience one step further and now all guests can enjoy the Durn House Breakfast in the privacy of their own room.

With a cooked breakfast menu including classic cooked favourites, plus our popular home-made granola, chefs dropped scones with compote plus Durn House made jam and marmalade as well as fresh baked muffins, your most important meal of the day is also likely to be the most delicious one.

Breakfast can be enjoyed by all resident guests, and non resident guests, by prior arrangement.

Vintage Afternoon Tea

Our Afternoon Tea's provide the perfect combination of sweet and savoury, and although perhaps a little naughty, it’s worth every delicious bite. 

Our afternoon teas are served on vintage china in the fabulous setting here at Durn House to provide a memorable and tasty experience. Guest can choose from a selection of loose leaf teas or coffee and all the cakes and pastries are all made by our Chef's here at Durn House. 

Teamed with either Prosecco or Champagne or Cocktails, our afternoon teas are a great celebration event or an indulgent treat! To book your afternoon tea email us at: enquiries@durnhouse.co.uk  or Tel: 01261 843424


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Evening Dining

Our charming Guest House makes the ideal retreat for those looking to indulge with fabulous local dining.


Also open to non-residents, our Head Chef, Paul, changes our seasonal menus to showcase the best local produce and as much as possible is made in-house.

New for 2021 we will be showcasing produce grown from our own kitchen garden so a great way to experience ...from pot to plate 

Advance bookings are required for all evening dining.

Email us to make your evening dining reservation here.


We stock many popular local distillery whiskies, unique locally distilled gin's and various wines.

Drinks can be ordered from 12pm. daily from our cosy bar which has an open fire in the winter months.